Portulacaria afra

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Hilary

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Portulacaria afra
« on: June 29, 2013, 07:32:56 AM »
I was given the parent of this plant in 1970, it is still going strong.
The person who gave it to me told me its name in Greek is Patience Υπομονή
I learned its name when visiting the hothouse of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Madrid.
It started flowering about four years ago never showing any inclination of doing so for 40 years.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2013, 07:19:41 PM by Alisdair »
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

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Fermi

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Re: Portulaca afra
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2013, 09:12:41 AM »
Hi Hilary,
I've never seen this plant (known here as "the Jade Plant") in flower before!
Can you show us a close-up of the flowers, please?
cheers
fermi
Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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working as a physio to support my gardening habit!

Hilary

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Re: Portulacaria afra
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 04:46:14 PM »
The pale pink flower is from our north facing balcony and doesn't get much sun.
The deeper pink flower is from  a plant growing in Sparta in full sun.
Years ago i read somewhere that, in the spring, the hillsides of California are a covered in a pink mist with these flowers, or words to that effect
« Last Edit: July 01, 2013, 07:19:15 PM by Alisdair »
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care